Words of Great Wisdom!

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    > > > Got a laugh out of this one.
    > > >
    > > > A philosophy professor stood before his class and had
    > > > some items in front of
    > > > him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a
    > > > large empty mayonnaise
    > > > jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about
    > > > 2" in diameter. He then
    > > > asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed
    > > > that it was. So the
    > > > professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured
    > > > them into the jar. He
    > > > shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled
    > > > into the open areas
    > > > between the rocks. He then asked the students again if
    > > > the jar was full.
    > > >
    > > > They agreed it was. The students laughed. The
    > > > professor picked up a box of
    > > > sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand
    > > > filled up everything
    > > > else.
    > > > "Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognise
    > > > that this is your life.
    > > > The rocks are the important things - your family, your
    > > > partner, your health,
    > > > your children - things that if everything else was
    > > > lost and only they
    > > > remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles
    > > > are the other things
    > > > that matter like your job, your house, your car. The
    > > > sand is everything
    > > > else. The small stuff." "If you put the sand into the
    > > > jar first, there is no
    > > > room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for
    > > > your life. If you spend
    > > > all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will
    > > > never have room for
    > > > the things that are important to you. Pay attention to
    > > > the things that are
    > > > critical to your happiness. Play with your children.
    > > > Take time to get
    > > > medical checkups. Take your partner out dancing. There
    > > > will always be time
    > > > to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party
    > > > and fix the disposal."
    > > >
    > > > "Take care of the rocks first - the things that really
    > > > matter. Set your
    > > > priorities. The rest is just sand."
    > > >
    > > > But then... A student then took the jar which the
    > > > other students and the
    > > > professor agreed was full, and proceeded to pour in a
    > > > glass of beer. Of
    > > > course the beer filled the remaining spaces within the
    > > > jar making the jar
    > > > truly full.
    > > >
    > > > The moral of this tale is: That no matter how full
    > > > your life is, there is
    > > > always room for BEER.
    > > >
    > > >
 
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